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Afternoon Coffee: What to expect in supply chain management in 2020; Pork, soybeans and Chinese scooters in trade war’s crosshairs

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In an interview with Supply Chain Management Review, GVP of Product Strategy at Blume Global Glenn Jones shared tips on supply chain management, and answered questions around it. With 2020 on the horizon, supply chain leaders should be looking at immediate steps to make their supply chain more sustainable, he said. Jones also provided insights into why and how companies should upgrade supply chain technology to bolster sustainability in 2020.

Caught in the crosshairs of U.S.-China trade war: Chinese scooters

In the last two years, startups in the business of scooter-sharing that sprang up had assumed they’d always be able to import large numbers of these low-cost two-wheelers from China. San Francisco-based Lime was one of them. Now Lime and others of its type find themselves stuck in the middle of the competition between the U.S. and China, reports Bloomberg.

China working out tax exemptions for U.S. soybean, pork imports

Chinese news agency Xinhua reports that China was working on tax exemptions for soybeans and pork imported from the U.S. The report quoted the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council as saying it would draw up a list of a range of goods to be excluded from tariff countermeasures against the U.S. Section 301 measure.

Vineyard Wind awarded largest-ever renewable project for Connecticut

It is billed as the single-largest purchase of renewable power ever by the state. On Thursday, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection selected Vineyard Wind to develop an 804-megawatt offshore wind project. Once developed, the project will constitute roughly 14% of the state’s power needs. DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes called the award “historic.”

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